MELATE'S SIGNATURE BOX

For anyone who appreciates fine spirits, handmade products, and international culture

THE SIGNATURE BOX

For anyone who appreciates fine spirits, handmade products, and international culture

Begin Your Journey into Artisanal Agave Spirits

Learn about the process and culture of distilling Mexico’s oldest spirit. This isn’t just about drinking, but also about exploring, learning, and respecting a glorious tradition.

The Perfect Gift for Friends or Clients

Whether personal or professional, this gift is thoughtful, unique, and unexpected. It’s perfect for that someone who seems to have everything.

An Entire Night of Entertainment

Parties are more than just having people over. They are about enjoying and sharing in an experience together. Fill the room and the night with the Signature Box experience.

A Beautiful Discussion Piece for Your Home

Designed to be displayed, this artisanal box and its gifts are bound to draw attention and stir up conversation with guests. Warning, this may lead to many early afternoon mezcalitos.

HOW IT WORKS

Order Signature Box

 Available to the continental USA. Email us at info@magueymelate.com if outside USA.

Receive Signature Box

Must be 21 and personally present ID

Sip and Enjoy

Experience why agave spirits are winning over the world

YOUR SIGNATURE BOX IN DETAIL

A Comprehensive Palenque Experience Delivered to Your Door

THREE 375 mL BOTTLES OF 100% AGAVE SPIRIT

True farm to table, chemical-free, small batch spirits from diverse agaves and distillation techniques

 

The Signature Box was designed to take you through a wide range of agave species and process variations. From wild mountainous agaves to dry valley agaves, 1.5 single copper pot distillations to clay pot double distillations, we carefully curated an agave spirit line up to take your taste buds and agave-IQ through a comprehensive journey. The only thing these three spirits have in common is that they are 100% artisanal, organic, cooked in traditional earth oven pits, and you can't find a single comparable bottle in the US for less than $100!

About 97% or more of mezcal that hits the US shelves is from the plant Espadín. These bottles of agave distillate belong to the other 3% including a Tobaziche, Madre Cuixe, and a wild Tepextate.

These unaged sipping spirits range from 42-51% alcohol by volume. Each ABV is written by hand as every single bottle is unique depending on where in the lineup it came off the still. Moreover, each batch is fermented naturally by whatever particles were in the air that day, meaning every batch (represented on your bottle by the ‘lote number’) will have a slightly unique flavor from the last, making your Signature Box all the more special and personal. See the review section below to see how we celebrate this phenomenon.

375 mL of maguey Tobaziche (clay pot still)

375 mL of maguey Tepextate (single copper still)

375 mL of maguey Madre Cuixe (1.5 copper still)

THREE SETS OF OAXACAN HANDCRAFTED GIFTS

Charming ‘copitas‘ that showcase this region’s diverse culture

This box isn't just about spirits! It's also about showcasing various regions of Oaxaca and the rich traditions of craftsmanship unique to each. Agave spirits have influenced local culture since ancient Aztec and Zapotec rituals and these gifts are a representation of that relationship.

In your Signature Box, you’ll find a hand-sculpted clay cup, three hand-carved jicaras, and two hand-blown glass tumblers to enjoy for sipping mezcal with. Additionally, you’ll find a hand painted cork topping each of your bottles.  Once inside, the member’s only page will guide you to learn more about the making of each gift and their unique meaning to your Signature Box.

THREE SETS OF OAXACAN HANDCRAFTED GIFTS

Charming ‘copitas‘ that showcase this region’s diverse culture

This box isn't just about spirits! It's also about showcasing various regions of Oaxaca and the rich traditions of craftsmanship unique to each. Agave spirits have influenced local culture since ancient Aztec and Zapotec rituals and these gifts are a representation of that relationship.

In your Signature Box, you’ll find a hand-sculpted clay cup, three hand-carved jicaras, and two hand-blown glass tumblers to enjoy for sipping mezcal with. Additionally, you’ll find a hand painted cork topping each of your bottles.  Once inside, the member’s only page will guide you to learn more about the making of each gift and their unique meaning to your Signature Box.

ONE LIMITED EDITION WORK OF ART

Exclusive creations by local artists just for Maguey Melate’s Signature Box

From world-famous artists to those yet to be discovered, you never know which artist or design you will receive in your Signature Box. There will be no more than 650 of any single work produced, making one Signature Box different from another. All artwork will be roughly 10 by 10 inches and framable.

Our first batch, for example, features Lapiztola. Formed during Oaxaca’s long and violent teachers’ protest of 2006, Lapiztola (a play on words combining pencil and pistol) was created by three locals to provide politically charged illustrations to accompany the sentiment felt by thousands of teachers. Through street art, T-shirts, and stencil style screen prints, they have become renowned in Latin America and Europe.

ONE PINEWOOD COLLECTOR’S BOX

Finely crafted and elegantly designed to be displayed in your home

This one-of-a-kind box from Oaxaca will be sure to invite attention. The screen printed doors complete with laser engraved mountain lines and the rustic barn style door latch make it a work of art rather than a packaging box. Your box can also be easily transported using its agave fiber handle.

There is as much care and attention to detail on the inside of the box as the outside. In addition to the colorful imagery and informative notes on the doors, you’ll notice leftover agave fiber keeps your 100% recycled glass bottles in place. 

ONE PINEWOOD COLLECTOR’S BOX

Finely crafted and elegantly designed to be displayed in your home

This one-of-a-kind box from Oaxaca will be sure to invite attention. The screen printed doors complete with laser engraved mountain lines and the rustic barn style door latch make it a work of art rather than a packaging box. Your box can also be easily transported using its agave fiber handle.

There is as much care and attention to detail on the inside of the box as the outside. In addition to the colorful imagery and informative notes on the doors, you’ll notice leftover agave fiber keeps your 100% recycled glass bottles in place.

VISIT THE PALENQUE FROM HOME

MEET THE MEZCALEROS

Get to know the Maestros behind your spirit

This exclusive short film will give you insights into the lives of each Mezcalero featured in the Signature Box. Learn about their story, what makes their process unique, what they want foreigners to know about mezcal,  what’s their favorite maguey, and much more. The video here is just a sample. The exclusive 11-minute video is a true masterpiece that will capture your attention and quench your curiosity from start to finish.

LEARN JUST HOW ARTISANAL THE PROCESS IS

Watch how the agave spirits you are drinking are made

The 400-year-old tradition of distilling fermented agave is still going strong in the rural lands of Mexico. See first hand what it takes to serve up a batch of artisanal agave spirits from cutting the magueys to cooking them in the traditional earth oven pits. This video will give you entirely new respect and awareness for how special and unique this spirit is. It will also help you understand destilado de agave at a fundamental level and trigger your quest to learn more and more!

LEARN JUST HOW ARTISANAL THE PROCESS IS

Watch how the agave spirits you are drinking are made

The 400-year-old tradition of distilling fermented agave is still going strong in the rural lands of Mexico. See first hand what it takes to serve up a batch of artisanal agave spirits from cutting the magueys to cooking them in the traditional earth oven pits. This video will give you entirely new respect and awareness for how special and unique this spirit is. It will also help you understand destilado de agave at a fundamental level and trigger your quest to learn more and more!

DISCOVER FLAVORS AND FAVORITES

Learn about agave flavors from the Mezcaleros and hear from the locals which is their favorite

Each species of maguey has a unique character and each Mezcalero has a unique technique to the process of making their agave spirits.  With about 50 different agave species that can be turned into agave distillates, we want to celebrate that each maguey has something special to offer. Learn about each spirit from the Mezcalero themselves. Then, watch us take the same spirits in your box to the streets of Oaxaca where locals and tourists alike tell us which one suits them the most. 

PLATFORM FOR REVIEWS, COMMENTS, AND COMMUNITY

Embrace the phenomenon that each bottle, batch, and varietal is unique

In the world of agave spirits, one person’s least favorite is often someone else’s absolute favorite. Learn which varietals tend to be polarizing and which tend to draw a consensus while contributing directly to the findings. It’s not a competition, but rather a tool to help you discover which one is best for you!

PLATFORM FOR REVIEWS, COMMENTS, AND COMMUNITY

Embrace the phenomenon that each bottle, batch, and varietal is unique

In the world of agave spirits, one person’s least favorite is often someone else’s absolute favorite. Learn which varietals tend to be polarizing and which tend to draw a consensus while contributing directly to the findings. It’s not a competition, but rather a tool to help you discover which one is best for you!

Go deeper and deeper into your palenque tour

Join the private group, learn about your gifts, view photo gallery, and much more

Learn about the significance of each gift and spirit and how they are tied to our three brand principles.

Want to ask the Mezcalero a question? Let us know and we will fetch an answer! Also Discuss topics and videos further with your peers!

Check out over 70 beautiful photos. Want one printed and framed? We can help!

Have a spirit that you absolutely love, but the bottle ran dry? Re-order individual bottles (for Signature Box customers only!)

Be sure to check out some of the bonus footage including drone shots, outtakes, and artisan videos coming soon!

SEE WHAT THE INDUSTRY EXPERTS ARE SAYING!

Maguey Melate brings Oaxaca to your door. Each box goes beyond mezcal to offer a more well-rounded Oaxacan experience. The digital Palenque tours and mezcalero interviews are informative, thought-provoking, and entertaining, and the artwork and artifacts in each box bring you a bit closer to the culture and nature of this spirit. It’s much more of an experience than simply purchasing a bottle on the shelf at a store. Their producers are talented, and they bottle some really, really good mezcal.

Jonny Thompson

Owner, Mezcalreviews.com

The folks at Maguey Melate are doing everything I love: bringing heirloom agave spirits directly to people who appreciate them, in a package that highlights the ancestral and artisanal methods those people use, and without altering the spirits to accommodate any certifying body. If you love mezcal, you’re going to go crazy for this first Maguey Melate package. It’s a world beyond what you’ve been drinking!

Lou Bank

Director // Founder, S.A.C.R.E.D.

THE COMPLETE LIST OF WHAT YOU RECEIVE

Weight 8.8 lbs
Dimensions 11.8 × 11 × 5.3 in
Physical Product List Pinewood box with wooden lock and agave rope handle and bagaso packaging
Agave paper welcome card with QR code to the restricted webpage
3 artisanal 375mL bottles from 100% recycled glass with agave paper labels containing:
375mL Tobaziche from a clay pot
375mL Tepextate from a single copper pot (Limited time only!)
375mL Madre Cuixe from a 1.5 still copper pot
3 wood corks handpainted by local artisans
1 handmade clay cup with face or hands design
3 hand-carved artisanal jicaras with one ring stand
2 100% recycled glass sipping tumblers
1 limited edition signed screen print from a local artist (11″ x 10″)
The Agave Spirits All of our spirits range from 40-52% alc vol. They are all made with traditional and artisanal production methods native to this region like the earth oven pit. Our spirits are 100% organic and agave. There are no chemicals used at any point in the process including fertilizer or fermentation. Each batch is naturally fermented by the particles in the air that week, so each batch will turn out slightly different in taste.
Virtual Palenque Tour Experience a first-person narrative of visiting a palenque
11-minute short film “El Processo de Mezcal Artisanal”
10-minute interview short film “Los Tres Mezcaleros”
6-minute video “Flavors & Favorites” with Mezcaleros and street tasting
Agave spirit review plugin – rate each spirit 1-10 and leave your comments for all to see
An exclusive shop to re-order individual bottles of your choosing
Photo gallery of all three palenques; download and click the link to have an image printed and framed
Video gallery complete with drone footage and bonus material
Facebook private group – Ask the Mezcaleros questions and discuss topics with peers
Information on each gift, spirit, and how they represent Melate’s brand principles
Donation of $1 to S.A.C.R.E.D. charity to educate youth, recycle, and replant agaves

Eligible States After December 31st, 2019

Unfortunately, shipping spirits in the US is more difficult than ever in 2019 and we will be restricted to the following states starting December 31st, 2019. 

California
Oregon
Washington
Arizona
New Mexico
Nevada
Idaho

Shipping:   $9.99 – $19.99

Currently we offer flat rate shipping to all eligible states from our CA retailer. PLEASE NOTE: ORDERS ARE PROCESSED EVERY FRIDAY. We are working to offer expedited shipping and variable rates in the future. The recipient must physically provide ID to deliver the package. We will attempt 3 deliveries before it is returned at the customer’s expense. Please see our terms and conditions for complete details.

Must Be 21 To Purchase

Buyers must be 21 years of age to purchase this product and MUST present a valid ID not expired to shipping carrier upon delivery.

Returns and Damaged Items

If an item is broken or the customer feels an item is defective, Maguey Melate will either offer a refund or a replacement item at no charge within 30 days. Please take photos of the damaged product immediately before opening further, email us at info@magueymelate.com,  and we will take great care of you! Unfortunately, we cannot accept returns due to complicated laws regarding shipping, state taxes,  and restocking alcohol.

Continued Product Development

Please note that as a startup we are continually working to improve our product and service in various ways. Various details of the box design, artwork, gifts, labels, logistics, and restricted webpage are susceptible to change. Full disclaimer: unless there is a major defect, we will not be discounting or replacing components due to imperfections. We suggest waiting for future development iterations if you would like the package near final and perfect.

Product Sold By Shots Box

Please note that this product is sold by our exclusive retailer, Shots Box LLC. Your checkout details and PayPal receipt will note this so don’t be alarmed.

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